Clarins Extra-Comfort Cleansing Cream

As promised I’m trying to review as many of my favourite (and not-so-favourite) cleansers pretty much consecutively.

First up is Clarins Extra-Comfort. I’ve probably been using this on and off for nearly 20 years. It’s a go-to staple in my collection and the first one I pick up if I’m feeling unsure about my skin or just – you know – tired and unable to make a decision. You know what I mean – when you go to wash your face and think ‘urghhumpf’. This is that cleanser.

It comes in a big fat pot which I love. It’s listed as being for dry/sensitive and whilst it IS great for sensitivity – its perfectly acceptable for normal/oily skins. It contains shea butter so although normally I would advise steering clear if you are acne prone, this is a cream consistency – it’s not rich – not a balm and not thick – if you wash it off correctly with a flannel it shouldn’t cause you any problems at all. If anything, it will calm the redness that comes with spots et al…

Suitable for 1st or 2nd cleanse – takes makeup off no problem.

Also contains jojoba, soapwort and palm oil. Pretty perfect to be honest.

Available from  and is £19.00 for 100ml. The Eve Lom equivalent is £55.00. *rests case*